Poor Godzilla has been defeated by an Audi. Again.
The once mighty Godzilla has taken a serious beating in drag races lately. After being humiliated by an Audi RS6, which in fairness is astonishingly fast for a wagon, the guys over at Car Magazine have given the GT-R a second chance by pitting it against Audi’s current flagship sports car, the R8 V10 Plus. On paper, the GT-R should be quicker than the R8 V10 Plus. The GT-R Black Edition featured in the showdown has 562 horsepower and significantly more torque than the Audi at 470 lb-ft, allowing it to sprint from 0-62 mph in around 2.9 seconds.
The Audi R8 V10 Plus, on the other hand, has more horsepower than the GT-R at 601 hp but less torque at 413 lb-ft, resulting in a 0-62 mph time of about 3.2 seconds. Initially, the GT-R predictably launches off the line faster, but it doesn’t take long for the R8 V10 Plus to catch up and cross the line first.
You would think the GT-R has the advantage in a drag race based on its performance figures, but the fact remains that this burly beast weighs 200 kg more than its lighter rival, which allowed the R8 V10 Plus to leave the GT-R for dust. Looks like Godzilla needs to join a gym if it’s to stand a chance next time, though it would be interesting to see how the more powerful Nissan GT-R Nismo would fare in the same scenario.